Favorite Class at Olivet: World Food Problem - I never would have taken this class, but I needed one more multicultural general education course and it was the only one that fit into my schedule Senior Year. It totally broke my heart for the people who are hungry and impoverished in our nation and around the world. We even got to volunteer at a food dispensary in Chicago, which was amazing.
Best Olivet memory: The night before graduation, my roommate, Jenna (who I met at Freshman orientation), and I were the only 2 who hadn't moved out of our apartment yet. We moved our mattresses into the living room and had one last sleepover! We laughed and reminisced on all of the amazing ways we had grown and the memories we created over our time at Olivet!
Favorite ONU prof: Dr. Allen! We shared many prayers/advice, laughs, and meetings with donuts over the years! I got to meet with her on my campus tour when I was a senior in high school and she stood out to me as a mentor and role model ever since!
What makes Olivet different from other universities: The Christian environment is really different than anything else I have experienced. My classes were started with a devotional, professors prayed with and for me, and I found a community of Christ-centered people that always had my back and encouraged me! Chapel twice a week is an amazing time that we get to gather in our "family room" to pause from our hectic schedules and worship together as an entire campus!
Favorite college trip: Driving to Kansas City, MO with my Enactus team. We got to compete and present on the projects we had worked on that year that used what we gained in the classroom to better our communities both locally and globally. We competed against a ton of other colleges and universities and placed pretty well! Plus, Kansas City BBQ ... need I say more?
Favorite place to eat in town: Jaenicke's ... always accompanied by a Green River soda!
Favorite campus tradition: It has to be Ollies Follies. It always has such a great energy and atmosphere and is filled with SO much fun and laughter. It's truly the best way to kick off the school year.
Favorite thing to do in Chicago: Eat. Eat. Go to concerts and White Sox games ... and eat.
Advice for new students: Don't forget to call or text home.
Favorite Bible verse: Psalm 9:9-10